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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION www.DBRnews.com | Friday, April 8, 2011 Students from Shari Prickett’s fourth-grade class at Broadway Elementary School in Denison hold blue pinwheels, the symbol of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Photo by Bruce A. Binning
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CRAWFORD COUNTY CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL “PROTECTING CHILDREN IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS!” Members of the Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council are pictured above, clockwise from left: Glen Barngrover, Juvenile Court Officer; Patty Ritchie, Domestic Sexual Assault counselor; John Sondag, West Iowa Community Mental Health Director; Retta Mitchell, Daycare & Preschool Home Consultant; Jolene McDonald, Head Start Program Operation / Training Coordinator; Annette Koster, Empowerment Coordinator; Mark Segebart, Crawford County Supervisor; Mike Pardun, Denison Community School Superintendent; Laura Beeck, Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health Administrator.
Crawford County cares about kids and we hope this informational piece helps educate and inform people on the prevention of child abuse and neglect!
Simple ways to help prevent child abuse include: • Be a nurturing parent/adult in children’s lives • Get to know your neighbors • Get involved in a local school • Be an active community member • Learn how your community supports children & families • If you see a child being abused in public, do what you can to help!
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Child Abuse Prevention Month a great opportunity to educate the community “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and a great opportunity to educate the community on Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC),” said Alayna Clancy, CPPC Coordinator. CPPC is not a program; rather, it is a way of working with families that helps services to be more inviting, needs-based, accessible and relevant. It is a partnership of public and private agencies, systems, community members and professionals who work together to prevent maltreatment before it occurs; respond quickly and effectively when it does occur; and reduce the re-occurrence of child maltreatment through tailored family interventions. The CPPC approach aims to keep children safe from abuse and neglect and to support families. This approach recognizes that keeping children safe is everybody’s business and that community members must be offered opportunities to help vulnerable families and shape the services and supports provided. In Crawford County, Community Partnerships have brought together parents, youth, social service professionals, faith ministries, local businesses, schools and caring neighbors to help design, govern and participate in programs that seek to create a continuum of care and support for children, youth and parents in their neighborhoods. Neighborhood Network Grants have been funded in Crawford County since 2007. These local grants promote the vision of strong families, safe children and concerned, caring neighbors, by funding projects in neighborhoods to improve safety and develop more child and family-friendly environments. These projects bring neighbors together to make lasting improvements to the community. CPPC gives community members the opportunity to get involved in helping families in need, and in shaping the types of services and supports needed by these families, Clancy invites all community members to get involved in CPPC and Child Abuse Prevention. For more information on CPPC, Neighborhood Networking Grant opportunities or Child Abuse prevention, please contact Community Partnerships for Protecting Children and Crawford/Sac Decategorization Project Coordinator Alayna Clancy at (712) 792-4391 ext. 239.
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Above: Cheryl Lahr, back row, right, a Crawford County Home Health Public Nurse, poses with St. Rose of Lima students. Lahr collected gifts given by St. Rose students to the Stork’s Nest Baby Boutique program in December. The students in the photo are Elizabeth Carey, Jeffery Menendez, Derek Schuering, Carter Campbell, Christopher Paledo, Miranda Meyer, Harrison Dahm, Trey Brotherton and Iris Amezena.
Students from St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Denison enthusiastically opened the presents they gave to the Stork’s Nest Baby Boutique, a program of Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health, in December. Photos by Bruce A. Binning
Stork’s Nest Baby Boutique supports and promotes healthy births, happy babies and families The Stork’s Nest Baby Boutique is an incentive program for pregnant women and their children through the age of one. The Boutique was opened because of a need for more prenatal care and well-baby checkups as noted through Crawford County’s need assessment. The program is funded through grants and donations of time and store items. The Boutique is a program designed to support and promote healthy births and happy babies and families in Crawford County by encouraging medical and dental care as well as provide educational opportunities that enhance parenting. The participants earn points by going to the doctor and getting much needed prenatal care as well as examinations and immunizations for their baby. With the points earned, the participants
can “purchase” new baby items that are needed on a daily basis such as cribs, car seats, diapers, wipes and much more. Part of the experience is attending the educational opportunities that are available each month during store hours. The topics covered during these educational times include CPR, child abuse warning signs and how to prevent it, SIDS information, literacy importance, fire safety, family activities and discipline in a positive way. The classes give participants the knowledge and skills needed to be a better parent. The store and class are offered once a month. It is usually conducted the fourth Monday of the month. The store is open at 3 p.m. and closes at 6 p.m. There is an educational class offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. An interpreter is utilized for those who are not proficient in English.
Information the participants receive from things as simple as watching staff interact with their children to information offered in all of the educational classes helps to decrease child abuse in the population that the Boutique serves. The Boutique does not turn away anyone based on race, income, sex or ethnic background. The classes are offered in Spanish and English. The interaction between the participants is great because the participants get to know others who are in the same situation as them and are able to develop their own support network. The Boutique connects participants to various services around the area to help with issues or concerns that their family may be experiencing. Baby Boutique is staffed by RN’s, special education AEA teacher and bilingual volunteers who help in the
classroom and in the store. Volunteers are always needed to assist with daycare. Due to lack of grant funding the program has had to cut services. In the past, when a woman became pregnant and until that child turned two, the family could participate in the program, but now participation can only occur until the child turns one year old. Donations are needed to support the continuation of this community service program as well. Various area churches, schools and the hospital auxiliary have assisted Baby Boutique. St. Rose of Lima School yearly donates to the program at Christmas. Please call Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health at 712-263-3303 for any questions related to Baby Boutique or to volunteer to assist with this community service.
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Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council: ending abuse up to all of us Every year April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention month. The solution to ending child abuse is up to all of us. Everyone in Crawford County can and should do all they can to prevent child abuse because protecting children is everyone’s business. The Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council needs your help. Ninety referrals for abuse and neglect occurred in Crawford County in 2010; 33 of these cases had confirmed abuse and neglect (which is down 10 from 2009) with 56 children abused (which is down 11 from 2009). The solution to ending child abuse is up to all of us. Communities statewide are recognizing that healthy childhood experiences are not just good for children but good for their communities as well. The actions we take to promote healthy child development are the very actions that help to prevent child abuse and neglect, like parent-child interaction, reading and constructive play. At a time when we all care about the economy, it just makes “cents” to spend more time learning how stable, nurturing relationships influence a child’s developing brain and provide a foundation for all future development. Simple ways to help prevent child abuse include: being a nurturing parent/adult in children’s lives, getting to know your neighbors, getting involved in a local school, learning how your community supports children and families, being an active community member, and if you see a child being abused in public, doing what you can
to help. Speak to children with love and respect. Make sure children know they are loved and special. Help them feel secure. Praise the good and communicate confidence and pride in children. Build positive relationships with all children in your life, including your own. Take a class on positive parenting or child development. Seek support and accept help if you are stressed or isolated. People feel better, safer and less isolated, and problems seem less overwhelming, if support is nearby. Help a family under stress. Offer to babysit, help with chores or errands, or suggest community resources that might help. Start a neighborhood babysitting co-op to give families respite care. Join the parent-teacher organizations; attend school events and youth activities. Mentor a child. Promote programs at school that support families. Mentor parents in programs that match experienced, stable parents with parents at risk. Provide friendship, guidance and support to parents and children who need help. Join your local child abuse prevention council. Contact elected officials and ask them to fund programs that support children and families.
If you see a child being abused in public: Start a conversation with the adult. Offer sympathy. Talk to the child. Praise the parent or child. Offer assistance if the child is in danger. Avoid negative looks or comments. The Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council was formed in 2004 and is comprised of community members and service providers from various agencies including: Crawford County Board of Supervisors; Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health; West Iowa Community Mental Health Center; County Schools; Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center; Juvenile Court; Child Care Resource & Referral; Lutheran Services in Iowa; Head Start; Crawford County Decategorization and Community Partners for Protecting Children; and Early Childhood Iowa. Prevention activities occurring in Crawford County include newspaper supplement, pinwheel/balloon bouquet in area healthcare entities and businesses, Single Parent Support group and Baby Boutique topic of the month, press releases, PSA’s on local radio, handouts at public health clinics, “Pinwheels for Prevention” labels on mailings in Crawford County and other school promotions. If you would like more information about the Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council, please contact Laura Beeck at Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health at 712-263-3303 or any of the other organizations mentioned earlier.
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Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center reaches out to victims of abuse Children are affected by the domestic violence they witness With April designated as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, it is important to remember that children are affected by domestic violence. Each year, three to 10 million children witness domestic violence. Many times when child abuse is evident in the home there is usually some form of domestic violence. Children may display the effects of domestic violence in a variety of ways. (It is important to remember that the behaviors children display may be for a number of reasons, not just domestic violence.) The following behaviors are only used as a guide for professionals and parents to help identify a problem: Some effects commonly experienced by children who witness domestic violence are bodily aches, sleep disturbances, nightmares, chronic fatigue, selfneglect, perfectionism and weight gain. Other effects on children can be hyper-vigilance, regression to earlier childlike behaviors or pseudo-maturity. Each child copes differently in a domestic violence situation. Some may become destructive or break rules, engage in delinquent behaviors or use drugs and alcohol.
Children who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs. In many instances, a child may become withdrawn, an underachiever, an overachiever or take on the role of caretaker. In the early 1980s Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center was one of the first shelters to recognize the fact that domestic violence and sexual abuse were linked to child abuse. It was also one of the first shelters to provide Child Advocates to these victims. Since recognizing the connection of abuse and domestic violence, services are provided in shelter and as outreach services to all victims of abuse. While remembering that abuse can be in the forms of economical, emotional, mental, sexual and physical, please read the way we help children of abuse live a violence free life. Listen to the stories. If you suspect that a child may be witnessing domestic violence or if you would like more information on the effects of domestic violence on children, please contact our Child Advocates at (515) 955-2273. Crawford County does have a bi-lingual Domestic Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor that can be accessed through that number.
Victims’ Stories A child staying in shelter drew a picture of a scary jack-o-lantern. He wrote over the picture, “Don’t kill my mom PLEASE!” One afternoon a mother called me regarding her eight-year-old daughter, Kay. She asked me if I could guess what Kay requested for Christmas this year. Thinking that maybe it would be an expensive toy or something beyond her mother’s means, I could only imagine what it could be. I was wrong. What Kay wished for Christmas this year had nothing to do with toys being advertised on TV or the internet. What she hoped for was in-home classroom so that she could be sure her mother was safe and she wouldn’t have to worry about her. You see, every time her mother was assaulted by her husband, Kay was in school and felt that if she were at home this wouldn’t have happened - a big burden for such a small child. Matt is one of the many children in our community who does not feel safe at home because of the violence against his mother that he has witnessed. Our child advocates offer support and comfort to these children whose homes have become war zones. “I’m so happy,” exclaimed Matt. “I’m glad you’re happy,” replied Dixie, our child advocate. “No one deserves to be hurt, do they?” asked Matt. “That’s right,” Dixie said. “How do you know that?” “There’s a sign out in your kitchen that says ‘No one deserves to be hurt.’ When I saw that I knew I was gonna’ be happy here,” was the quick reply. One of our prevention efforts is to present “Happy Bear” to groups of young children. It teaches them about sexual assault prevention, good touch and bad touch. Recently, a child from Wright County went to Wright Medical Center for help with her mom. She told the nurse about the sexual assaults she was experiencing and said, “ I want to talk to Happy Bear because she told me that I could tell and that people would believe me.” A nine-year-old child told me, “When I go to school in the morning, I’m always afraid that my mom will be dead when I get home.”
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Dr AlTo says, “Healthy Choices Make Healthy Kids” Crawford County’s Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco (Dr AlTo) Coalition was established in 2005 after a community survey showed drug, alcohol and tobacco use and abuse to be the second highest concern for those that responded to the survey. Child abuse and domestic violence ranked first in the survey, which could also be a result of drug and alcohol use and abuse. In the most recent community health needs assessment completed in February 2011, drug and alcohol abuse ranked at the top of concerns of residents of Crawford County. Dr AlTo’s mission is to help reduce the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco through public education and awareness initiatives. Situations involving child abuse and domestic violence often have drug and alcohol abuse associated with it. In 2009 in Crawford County, 43 percent of the assessments founded for Denial of Critical Care involved illegal drug use, alcohol abuse or prescription drug abuse. Crawford County also had four founded cases of Presence of Illegal Drugs in a Child’s Body.
On a more positive note, there was a decrease in overall child abuse cases from 67 children abused in Crawford County in 2009 to 56 in 2010. Dr AlTo Coalition has established a video/DVD library related to prevention, drugs and abuse topics. The Coalition routinely provides information for health fairs, fairs, and other community events in efforts to help with public education and awareness regarding drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence and gangs. Providing press releases on these topics is another way the Coalition is attempting to provide this education and awareness to the community. Dr AlTo has also participated in Crawford County Ag Days event. This is where seventh grade students from across the county are at the Crawford County Fairgrounds receiving education from the Farm Bureau and ISU Extension. The Coalition provides informational tables at schools throughout the county during parentteacher conferences. Previously, grants have been obtained for a community education speaker, to sponsor a health fair, to sponsor a middle school dance and education night, and most
Program pairs students with business partners Denison 20th Street and Broadway Elementary Schools work in collaboration with area businesses in a program called Community Business Partners. Each class is paired with a business and meets four times throughout the school year. One of the goals of the program is to have the students share with their Business Partner the character traits they are learning about and Purple Hands. It has been awesome for the students to connect that Purple Hands is not just for school but for our community. Anyone interested in promoting Purple Hands in their own business or would like more information should contact the Denison Community Schools. Above is a picture of April Crawford’s class presenting a Purple Hands Poster to its business partner, Callie Johnson, from Hy-Vee Floral Shop. Photo submitted
recently co-sponsored with the Denison School John Crudele to speak with students and parents throughout the county. These four grants were funded through the Crawford County Decategorization / Community Partners for Protecting Children (CPPC). Dr AlTo’s goal is to coordinate and collaborate with community partners to educate the youth in Crawford County. Dr AlTo hopes to bring people and resources together to better serve the community. Helping to create awareness of the problems associated with the use and/or abuse of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, as well as issues leading to child abuse and/or domestic violence can have the power to help our youth lead a healthier, safer and more productive life. Dr AlTo needs assistance from other individuals and community partners to continue their efforts in Crawford County. Please contact Laura Beeck at Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health, 712-2633303, or stop by the office at 105 North Main Street in Denison for more information on how you can help, become a coalition member, or on resources available through the Dr AlTo Coalition.
Purple Hands Pledge helps people pay attention to what they say The Purple Hands Pledge has been an important part of Denison Elementary for the past seven years. The pledge is such an easy tool; it can be used anytime and in any place. The Purple Hands Pledge states, “I will not use my hands or my words for hurting myself or others.” These 14 words to help people PAY ATTENTION to the things we say to others that causes pain. Students recite the pledge daily. Pictured above, students are with the Super Hero, Pixie Purple Hands (in the middle). She stopped by school to remind students to always follow the Purple Hands Pledge. Photo submitted
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Family STEPS helps parents provide a healthy start for children Family STEPS (Support To Experience Parenting Success) is a family home visitation program offered in Crawford County for families expecting a child, or with a child or children ages 0 to 3 and high risk children who are 4 to 5 years old. The Family STEPS program is funded through Early Childhood Iowa. The Board for this program was founded in 1998, with the belief that local communities and state government could work together to improve the well being of Iowa’s youngest children, aged 0 to 5 years. The state level vision for all Early Childhood Iowa (which was previously called Community Empowerment) is “Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.” Family STEPS offers home visits to parents to help provide a healthy start in life, and also to reduce the stress associated with the birth of a baby. Your family support worker can help give you parent education, encouragement and the resources for parenting your child. What can Family STEPS assist you with? Preparing for your baby Prenatal support Caring for your baby’s needs Caring for yourself What to expect as your baby grows Building parenting skills Confidence as a parent Referrals to community resources The Family STEPS program is a free service to any family that meets the appropriate criteria. Currently there are two Family Support Workers in the Crawford offering services to a total of 52 families. The Family Support Workers are nurses. For more information please contact Crawford County Home Health, Hospice and Public Health office at 263-3303. We believe that a child’s first and best teacher is his or her parents.
One Client’s Story My name is Rachel and I am 5 months old. I live with my mommy, six brothers and one sister. My mom was a refugee from Africa and came to the United States 10 years ago. My family moved to Denison, Iowa, in October 2009 from Omaha, Nebraska. In February of 2010 my mom lost her job because she was pregnant with me and couldn’t perform the job duties. I was born on March 6, 2010, and although I am healthy and my family does receive some public assistance, we are still struggling financially. A nice man through the church was helping us because the house we were staying in was sold and we had no place to live. He took us to the local public health office to see if they could help. That is where we met our Family Support Worker with the Family STEPS home visitation program. She comes to see us weekly at our new home that she helped us find. She has also found other community resources to help us with our bills. Now that we found stable housing and assistance with our financial needs, our Family Support Worker is helping my mom in many other areas. We are very grateful that there is an in-home community program like Family STEPS to help us. Without the program we would have been homeless and without basic necessities. The Family STEPS nurse is still working with us to help us become self-sufficient.
BVCS Early Childhood Iowa works to make sure all children are healthy, successful Over the past 13 years, the Iowa Early Childhood Iowa Board and community Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards acknowledge the importance of a young child’s early development and the significant impact from family and community. Community Early Childhood Iowa is resolutely engaged in efforts to unite agencies, organizations, business, and community partners to speak one message – all children, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful. BVCS Early Childhood Iowa encompasses the counties of Buena Vista, Crawford and Sac. The Iowa Legislature identified five result areas on which communities were to focus: Healthy Children, Children Ready to Succeed in School, Safe and Nurturing Families, and Secure and Nurturing Child Care Environments for children zero through five. Early Childhood Iowa (formally Empowerment) legislation established two specific programs and provided funding to encourage communities to “work together” to assist families with children ages zero through five - School Ready and Early Childhood. School Ready funds provided to the area provide comprehensive services including: Program Director for coordination of services, Family STEPS in-home parent education visitation program, Preschool Scholarships for parental support for children to attend preschool, Oral Health Screenings program, and a Child Care Provider Seminar to educate early childhood educators. Early Childhood funds enhance the quality and capacities of child care, including: a Child Care Home Consultant and Child Care Nurse Consultant to provide support and technical assistance to early childcare environments in the areas of regulation, developmentally appropriate and healthy environments. Collaborative guidance for the Early Childhood Area is provided by a 3-County Board and three advisory councils. The board is currently recruiting two citizens from Crawford County. Contact Annette Koster at 712-662-3880 if you are interested in serving on the 3-County Board to help the young children in the BVCS Early Childhood Iowa area.
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Helping proclaim Child Abuse Prevention Month Shari Prickett’s Denison Broadway Elementary fourth grade class visited the Crawford County Courthouse on Tuesday to meet elected officials and witness the Board of Supervisors proclaim April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month. Gathered with the students to show their support for the proclamation by holding blue pinwheels are, from top left, Treasurer Jeri Vogt, Recorder Denise Meeves, Denison City Manager Kevin Flanagan, Supervisor Eric Skoog, Sheriff James Steinkuehler, Auditor Teri Martens, Supervisor Jerry Buller, with Early Childhood Iowa Annette Koster, on the Child Abuse Council Crystal Price, Supervisor Cecil Blum, Supervisor Steve Ulmer, with Public Health Joanee Bral, Supervisor Mark Segebart, Patti Ritchie, and with the Child Abuse Council Retta Mitchell. Photo by Emma Struve
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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
APRIL 8, 2011
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health 105 N. Main St. • Denison, Iowa 51442 • 712-263-3303 • Fax: 712-263-4033 er ys Th e To C a are w Al
We Put SMILES On People’s Faces!
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health
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Our Services Include: • Home Health • Hospice • Home Health Aide • Homemaker • HCBS Waivers Provider • Family Planning • Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Wise Woman • Immunizations
• Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapies • Communicable Disease Follow-up • Community Equipment Loan Program • Emergency Preparedness Activities • Other Health Promotion Activities • Spanish Interpreters on Staff
• Dental Hygienist • One Time Mom & Baby Visits • Family STEPS Home Visitation • Child Health • Lead Screening • Child Care Nurse Consultant • hawk-i Insurance Outreach • Free Blood Pressure Clinics • Maternal Health Checks • Flu Vaccinations
Help Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child You Know Or Love During Child Abuse Awareness Month
hawk-i (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa) Free or low-cost health care coverage for kids.
* Eligibility will not be affected by race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, except where it is required by law.
For more information call 1-800-257-8563 or 712-263-3303 www.hawk-i.org
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